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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

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The theme of this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 21 - 27, 2018, is Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future. We encourage individuals and organizations to join this effort to raise awareness among District residents about the need to detect and prevent exposure to lead.

Lead poisoning remains a serious health concern in the District, and children under age six are most at risk. Children exposed to lead-contaminated paint, dust, soil, or water may suffer problems with learning, behavior, and growth that can’t be reversed.

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